Transportation

Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
1,543
Tuition
$31,575
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Cars on campus are not allowed unless you commute. There is extremely limited parking space, so the lots go for visitors and commuters. However, cars on campus aren't necessary since the Harvard Square T is a 5 minute walk from Doble and even closer from Brattle, and the Porter Square T is a minute from UHall. The T is extremely convenient and can get you to all sorts of fun places, and is pretty easy to navigate. The bus is also available and equally convenient. Taxis are around but they tend to be very expensive.

3 College Student

Transportation: The shuttles can be the wrost things that have ver happened. I used to stand and wait for the shuttle during the winter, and it would come and then BE FULLLLLLLLLLLL. So annoying we pay 60 million for this school and I cant even get a ride to University hall which is 15 minutes away,

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: MBTA is pretty effective at getting you where you need to go.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: We have the T down in Harvard Square along with shuttles running all day around and between the campuses!

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: You could take the subway and train but I prefer to drive in

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 30th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 404th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1372nd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Roxanne Griffith
Hometown
Amesbury, MA
Major
Secondary Eduction, Literature, Creative Writing
Grad Year
2014
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One benefit of going to school in the city is the availability of public transportation. The subway, called the "T," is extremely useful for getting around Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding areas. It is also very affordable and costs between $1.70 and $2. The buses are the same price and are also very accessible, though they run on a schedule, while the T has trains coming every few minutes. Cabs are also available, though they tend to be pricey; however, the T stops running at 12:30 a.m., so if you need to get somewhere after that time, a cab is really your only choice.

Lesley University has four campuses: Main Campus, Brattle Campus, Porter Campus, and the Art Institute of Boston Campus. The University provides transportation to and from all of the campuses at pre-scheduled times. However, the shuttles are known to be unreliable, and with the city traffic, it is sometimes more efficient to just walk to class.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • The T
  • Buses
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Cab/taxi $38
  • Public transportation $6
Local Taxi Services
Two local taxi services include Cambridge Cab Company, which can be reached at (617) 252-3333, and Cambridge Taxi, which can be reached at (617) 718-4000.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety
(617) 349-8888
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Lesley Shuttle

The shuttle makes four campus stops: Doble Campus at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Mellen Street; Porter Campus behind University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue; Brattle Campus at the corner of Hastings and Phillips streets; and Art Institute of Boston in front of 700 Beacon Street.

(617) 349-8888

Daily 7 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Logan International Airport

This airport is about 20 minutes from campus.

1 Harborside Drive, Boston

(800) 235-6426

www.massport.com/logan-airport

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This station is about 15 minutes from campus.

700 Atlantic Ave., Boston

(617) 526-1813

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This station is about 20 minutes from campus.

Summer Street at Atlantic Avenue, Boston

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 19% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 63% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 19% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 22% You can't have a car here.
  • 59% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 19% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 26% Fairly easy.
  • 70% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 22 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 23 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 23 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

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